Issue details

Contract variation to enable continued staffing of emergency accommodation for people experiencing rough sleeping for the period 8th April 2024 up to 31st May 2024

Council owned premises have been sourced for use as part of the winter accommodation provision for people experiencing rough sleeping. The premises sourced ensures there is an immediate and safe off the streets offer for people experiencing rough sleeping.

There are known risks associated with housing this cohort may have a long and/or repeated history of rough sleeping. Continuing the provision for the period 7th April 2024 up to 31st May 2024 will ensure accommodation with appropriate staffing and management is in place, this means 18 people are prevented from rough sleeping and the potential need to provide more expensive SWEP provision is mitigated against.

Additional funding has been secured from DLUHC to provide for staffing costs of winter accommodation and must be utilised for its intended purpose.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/03/2024

Decision due: 20 March 2024 by Corporate Director - Community Wellbeing

Contact: Hilary Hall, Corporate Director Community Wellbeing Email: